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NOVEMBER 1947 ------ You are viewing this thanks to Hats hard work transcribing the original
Please note due to missing bits of pages some lines & words are not complete. Where we have tried to guess the missing parts (or to explain an entry) they are enclosed in [ ] square brackets.

1st Saturday
RAIN FAIR LATER WENT TO LICHFIELD & BIRMINGHAM, FOR TILLY SPARES TO HARDY SPICER WORKS BIRCH RD 6. STAYED IN AFTERNOON, WENT OUT TO WEST BROMWICH WITH T/A SAW (DEATH IN HIGH HEELS) & (THE HUSKTERERS IN BED 02.30.

2nd Sunday
RAIN ALL DAY STAYED IN ALL DAY BY THE FIRE, WENT TO WEDNSBURY WITH CHICKO & BERT WATSON SAW (A DESPERATE CHANG[E)] & (IS EVERYBODY HAPPY.. IN BED 11.30 O.K.

3rd Monday
RAIN WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS ALSO TO ROWLEY FOR PETROL, RANG UP ABOUT FIRE TENDER WATER TANK, TILLY HARDY SPICER READY. MAINTAINCE IN AFTERNOON. ON GUARD AT NIGHT WITH BILL IN BED 11.30.

4th Tuesday
RAIN WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS WITH REYNOLDS & CROOKIE CALLED AT HARDY SPICER & GOT COUPLING 23/-, WENT TO TIPTON STATION WITH Q.M. STORES, WENT TO PICS DUDLEY WITH BILL SAW (THE BIRTH OF A BABY) OK.

5th Wednesday
FINE. GOT LISTER TRUCK ON AT THE RAMP. TOOK IT TO HADLEY WITH THE FIRE PUMP. BACK AT 4.30. STAYED AT NIGHT. GOT A LETTER OFF SIS WROTE ONE BACK. IN BED 11.00.

6th Thursday
FOGGY. FAIR LATER. WENT TO THE GASWORKS FOR COKE GOT NONE. FIXED A NUT FOR THE FIRE TENDER AND OIL GUAGE, WENT TO PICS SAW (DEVIL BATS DAUGHTER & FRONTIER FUED) IN BED 11.00.

7th Friday
FAIR ON MAINTENAINCE ALL DAY HAD A BATH AT NIGHT, REYNOLDS TOOK ME DOWN FOR CHIPS LIT A FIRE IN THE HUT STAYED IN TO CLEAN UP. IN BED 11.30.

8th Saturday
FAIR STAYED IN ON MAINTAINCE ALL DAY REYNOLDS WENT TO LICHFIELD ON GUARD IN NOON. PUT A LIGHT IN THE Q.MS & A.T.S REST ROOM IN BED 10.00 PM.

9th Sunday
RAIN WENT OUT FOR PAPERS ON GUARD AGAIN TO-DAY, ELEMENT BURNT OUT IN IRON, BILL RANG UP AT NIGHT WROTE A LETTER TO SIS IN BED 11....

10th Monday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS AND TO LUCAS'S AT BIRMINGHAM TO TEST TILLY DYNAMO GOT BACK 3.00 WENT TO DRILL HALL WITH Q.M. TO CHANGE SUITS BILL GONE TO CHILLWELL WITH OC BACK 8.00.

11th Tuesday
FAIR WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK ABOUT 1.40 WENT DOWN TO SHED 2 IN NOON TO MAINTAIN BEDFORD, PUT LOCK ON QM STORES AT NIGHT WORKING UNTILL 9.00 IN BED 11.00.

12th Wednesday
RAIN WENT FOR COKE TO TIPTON GASWORKS WITH LOFTY & SCRATTAT BACK AT 11.00 AM. WENT FOR A BATH THEN ON FOR PETROL, ON GUARD AT HIGHT IN BED 12.00.

13th Thursday
FAIR ON MAINTAINCE IN THE MORNING THEN WENT WENT FOR CAKES WITH (WILF) GOT PAID 20/- TOOK THE FOOTBALLERS TO PALETHORPES TOOK TWO PHOTOS THEY LOST 7-2 TO TANSAD STAYED IN AT NIGHT. IN BED 10.45.

14th Friday
FAIR COLD WORKING ON THE BEDFORD IN THE MORNING GOT READY TO GO ON PASS AFTER DINNER. GOT AWAY ABOUT 3.00 GOT THE 4.10 DUDLEY PORT OUT GOT IN LIME STREET 6.50 PM SIS CAME IN 8.00. IN BED 11.00.

NOVEMBER 1947
15th Saturday
WINDY COLD. GOT UP LATE. WENT OVER TO WALLASEY WITH SIS AT 5.00. STAYED THERE AT NIGHT TRYING TO FIX A RADIO TOOK PHOTOS OVER TO SHOW AUNTIE WENT TO BED 12.00.

16th Sunday
HAILSTONING IN NIGHT RAIN DURING THE DAY, PLAYING CARDS WITH SIS CAME BACK AT 6.00 STAYED IN AT NIGHT WITH SIS, WENT TO BED AT 11.00 WINDY OUTS[IDE].

17th Monday
RAIN GOT UP LATE 11.00 GOT READY TO GO OUT TO GATEACRE BUT RAIN STOPPED US, PUT 10 FILMS IN FOR PRINTS WENT TO CASINO SAW (THE EGG & I) ALSO (CIGARETTE GIRL), STAYED IN LATER WENT TO BED 10.00.

18th Tuesday
FAIR BUT DULL. GOT UP AT 10.30. PUSHING THE CAB TO START IN STAYED IN UNTIL 1.30 AND THEN WENT AROUND KENNY WITH SIS LOOKING AT THE SHOPS, STARTED BACK 11.45 GOT IN CAMP 6.00.

19th Wednesday
SNOW PRETTY DEEP WENT FOR COKE WITH LOFTY & TAFFY, STAYED IN AT NOON ON MAINTENANCE HAD A BATH AT NIGHT PACKED WASHING & CLEANING UP GOT TO BED ABOUT 11.00.

20th Thursday
FAIR SLUSHEY TOOK WILF FOR MONEY AND GOT CAKES, GOT BOLTS FOR AIR PUMP CYLINDER STAYED IN AFTERNOON TOOK GRIMSHAW TO WOLVERHAMPTON, WENT TO BILLS MET HIS GIRL PHYLLIS BACK IN BED 11.00.

21st Friday
RAIN STAYED IN WITH THE TRUCK ALL DAY ON MAINTENANCE GOT A HAND BOOK, LYONS POSTED WENT TO TIPTON REGENT SAW (CRIME DOCTOR MANHUNT & ITS GREAT TO BE YOUNG IN BED 12.00.

22nd Saturday
FAIR TOOK WILF TO DUDLEY PAINTED INSIDE OF TRUCK FINS 12.00. WENT TO WEDNESBURY BACK EARLY WENT TO THE CLIFTON SAW (THE LOVES OF JOANNA GODDEN & DOWN CUBA WAY IN BED 12....

23rd Sunday
FAIR WINDY GOT UP AT 8.30 HAD BREAKFAST WENT FOR PAPERS, T.A. GOT 4 GALS OF MY JUICE WENT TO DUDLEY B.. SAW (GUN-FIRE & IN BE.. 10 DAYS IN PARIS OK.

24th Monday
FAIR RAIN DURING DAY WENT TO TIPTON FOR CAKES AND A QM PARCEL. STAYED IN AFTERNOON ON MAINTENCE, TOOK WILF HOME, AT NIGHT ROW WITH CUSHION ON GUARD WITH MCGHEE.

25th Tuesday
FAIR WINDY WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR RATIONS GOT BACK 1.45. GOT W.O.C.V. SIGNS TO-DAY, PAINTED INSIDE OF HUT AT NIGHT, WENT TO BRUCE SAW (TARZAN'S DESERT MESTER & 2 OCLOCK COURAGE).

26th Wednesday
FAIR FROSTY IN MORNING, RON GONE BACK YESTERDAY, STAYED IN THE MORNING WENT FOR PETROL ABOUT 3.30 HAD A FIRE PRACTICE AFTER BREAK WENT TO THE CLIFTON AT NIGHT SAW (TRAIL ST) & (BANJO).

27th Thursday
FROSTY TOOK WILF TO THE BANK AND GOT THE CAKES, TOOK THE FOOTBALLERS TO THE PALETHORPES GROUND, LOFTY LOST JACKET STOOD IN FOR REYNOLDS ON GUARD IN BED 11.30.

28th Friday
FROSTY STAYED IN ALL DAY ON MAINTENANCE, PUT BOXES IN THE TRUCK FOR SEATS TOOK THE CADETS TO SMETHWICK DRILL HALL THEN WENT OUT TO BILLS GOT BACK 12.30 IN BED 12.45.

29th Saturday
FAIR FROSTY IN MORNING GOT UP AT 7.00 TO GO TO LANGLEY WITH MITCH & LEW, WENT TO BINLEY COVENTRY WITH THEM TO 56. H.A.A. UNIT SAW HOW RADAR WORKS, SAW (THE CAT & THE CANARY ) & (DETOUR) IN BED 10.30.

30th Sunday
FAIR GOT UP 8.30 GOT READY FOR FOOTBALL MATCH, LOST 4-0 HAD A LECTURE ON RRC AND RADAR STARTED BACK 4.00 [time changed from/to? 3.00] GOT IN CAMP 4.30 IN BED 11.00.


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